Hayden Paddon and John Kennard are set to contest two FIA World Rally Championship events before the end of the year – piloting the all-new Ford Fiesta R5 MkII at Wales Rally GB and returning to the wheel of the EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta WRC at Rally Australia. As one of the sport’s most popular competitors, […]

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Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon has won the FIA Pacific Rally Cup – part of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) – at the Eureka Rush Rally in Victoria, Australia on 26 August. The Eureka Rally was the final event of four which counted for the APRC’s Pacific Cup. Paddon won the first two […]

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The multi-championship winning rally team, Paddon Rallysport, has revealed they are undertaking a ground-breaking new project – the design, development and construction of the world’s first electric rally car that will be capable of running full length rallies. Headed by New Zealand’s most successful rally driver, Hayden Paddon, the Hyundai Kona EV rally car project […]

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New Zealand’s Hayden Paddon knows he needs to make a positive impression at this weekend’s Rally Finland, his first World Rally Championship event since finishing second at Rally Australia last November. With John Kennard returning to his co-driver’s role, Paddon is feeling as ready as he can be for his tenth run at the high-speed […]

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HAYDEN PADDON WILL MAKE A SENSATIONAL RETURN TO THE WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP AT NEXT MONTH’S NESTE RALLY FINLAND, DRIVING AN M-SPORT FORD FIESTA WRC. The Kiwi concluded the deal late last week and will test the car shortly before the start of the Jyväskylä rally. Paddon admitted missing out on a Hyundai seat – after […]

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Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon takes on a new challenge this weekend as he makes his debut in the new European rallycross series, TitansRX Europe. The new FIA-affiliated series kicks off at the Circuit d’Essay in France, about two hours west of Paris, with a full grid of 12 drivers competing in identical PanteraRX6 cars. […]

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Hayden Paddon has ticked off his key goals at the 3-5 May running of the International Rally of Whangarei – the outright rally win, maximum points towards the Pacific Cup component of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship, and new stage records on more than 80% of the rally’s special stages. With new co-driver Samantha […]

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New Zealand’s Hyundai rally star Hayden Paddon tackles this weekend’s International Rally of Whangarei with a new co-driver calling the pace notes. Paddon will naturally focus on his own performance, aiming to set several new stage records on the fast, cambered roads of the Whangarei rally that he enjoys so much and has won four […]

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WRC DRIVERS HAYDEN PADDON AND MADS ØSTBERG STARRED ON LAST WEEKEND’S OTAGO RALLY IN NEW ZEALAND. Both are battling to return to full-time WRC programmes and did their hopes no harm with strong victories in their respective classes. Paddon dominated the Dunedin-based event in his Hyundai i20 AP4 – a car built to the FIA’s […]

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Hayden Paddon and John Kennard, New Zealand’s most successful rally pairing, are back together for this weekend’s Rally Otago in their Hyundai i20 AP4 rally car. The 12-14 April rally is the opening round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship and, for the first time, also a round of the FIA […]

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